EUMOS, the European Safe Logistics Association, is a non-profit association that focusses on cargo transport safety, including packaging, storage, loading and cargo securing. This association works for the producing industry as well as the transport sector.
EUMOS’s main objective is to make available know-how related to cargo transport safety to experts and trainers throughout Europe, as well as protect and support common interest of associated experts, cooperate with other expert organizations and other associations, and stimulate the development of new know-how, standards and test methods related to cargo transport safety.
The EUMOS test method for load-unit testing, unlike its counterparts, states specific parameters for assessment and simulation, such as pressure build-up times, durations and load cycles. This facilitates transparent and adequate reproducibility of results.
The main target group is the group of individual members. The wider target group includes all experts and trainers throughout Europe, specializing in cargo transport safety.
EUMOS Test Methods
> Eumos 40509-2012: Test method for load unit rigidity
This standard describes a dynamic test method to evaluate the rigidity of a load unit, including a detailed description of test conditions, evaluation criteria for elastic and plastic pallet load deformation, test certificate specifications.
This method is useful for packaging labs, producers of palletized goods, film converters, cargo securing experts, and road side inspectors of cargo securing.
> Eumos 40511-2013: Test method for mounted poles, used for cargo securing on commercial road vehicles and trailers
The scope of the standard is limited to poles that are fixed to the vehicle platform, to be used for cargo securing purposes. It describes a test method, minimum requirements and test certificate specifications.
Target group: Vehicle constructors, transport companies, cargo securing experts, road side inspectors of cargo securing.
> Eumos 40513-2014: Film edge forces, test and measurement method
This standard describes a test and measurement method for forces on a (vertical) edge of a load unit. The forces applied by stretch hoof film or by wrapped stretch film are measured as a function of the position along the edge and as a function of time.
Target group: Film converters, packaging labs, producers of palletized goods, cargo securing experts, road side inspectors of cargo securing.
> Eumos 40607-1: Eumos qualified expert in general cargo securing and transport packaging, minimum requirements
This standard describes the minimum requirements to become an Eumos qualified expert in general cargo securing and transport packaging. The minimum requirements include theoretical and practical knowledge as well as experience. Also, the examination of these competences is described.
> Eumos 40701-1: Brake systems for bikes: life time measurement equipment and method
The lifetime of the brake system of bicycles can depend on small details of the system. Therefore, this standard describes a machine and a method to quantify the number of braking cycles to adjustment and the number of braking cycles to failure of a bicycle braking system as mounted on a specific type of bicycle. This standard applies to rim-brakes, hub-brakes and disc-brakes.